Parker Smith, Account Director, LGBTQ+ and Entertainment, North America Belmond
Parker is a passionate hotelier with a background in luxury brands across geographically dispersed locations. Throughout his hospitality career, Parker has circled the globe to increase brand recognition and gain market share. He is currently the Account Director for LGBTQ+ and Entertainment Sales for Belmond. In this role, he looks at trends in the LGBTQ+ and hospitality space and puts actions into place to advocate inclusivity in travel and ultimately drive revenue growth. With extensive relationships in the entertainment industry, he crafts unique strategies to increase the brand's presence with music, production, and film companies. Parker's forward-thinking mindset allows him to transcend cultural trends into key insights.
He believes that technology, experiences, and conscious sustainability will shape the future of travel.